Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Copper Canyon & Creel January 19 - 22 2016

Copper Canyon

We were awake early for a short bus ride to board our train to the Copper Canyon.  The travelling time was 7 hours from El Fuerte to Creel.  The views from the train were absolutely spectacular.  We were treated to 3 days of touring the Copper Canyon and surrounding areas.   The main tourist area of the canyon has a tram crossing over to the other side of the canyon and two separate zip lines, one has 7 shorter zip lines with 2 suspension bridges to connect to the other side of the canyon and other is a 2.4 kilometre line with a vertical drop of 450 meters and a 17% grade to the other side.  We opted to ride the single zip line.  What an exhilarating experience it was.  The "gate" opens to launch you on your ride with a max speed at about 130 km/h and lasts around 2 minutes. It is recorded as the longest zip line in the world. After a short bus ride to an overnight stay at Posada Barranca we caught the afternoon train back to El Fuerte. Definitely a highlite of the tour so far!

After an overnight in El Fuerte we enjoyed a sunrise bird watching tour along the El Fuerte River in an inflatable boat followed by an amazing breakfast at the El Zorro Hotel.

Native Cave Home

Natives in colorful dresses

One of many "Mushroom" rocks

2 Km zip line "launch"

Zip line landing 

Survived :)!

Waiting for the train back to El Fuerte

Sunrise river cruise

Local Petroglyphs

Zorro "want to be" - Clark

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